PTV Sports Live PSL Stream will be live at 9:00 PM (PST)
DUBAI: Finally the much-awaited Pakistan Super League (PSL) is about to start at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Thursday where Quetta Gladiators and Islamabad United will take on each other in the opening match.
The franchise-based T20 league, consisting of five teams including Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars, Peshawar Zalmi, Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators, will continue till February 23.
The first match between Quetta Gladiators and Islamabad United will begin at 09:00 pm as per Pakistan Standard Time (PST).
Pakistan Test Team Captain Misbah-ul-Haq and Wicket Keeper Sarfraz Ahmed will lead Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators respectively.
Islamabad United Squad:
Misbah-ul-Haq (Captain), Shane Watson, Andre Russell, Samuel Badree, Muhammad Irfan, Brad Haddin, Sharjeel Khan, Muhammad Sami, Khalid Latif, Babar Azam, Imran Khalid, Kamran Ghulam, Umar Amin, Sam Billings, Ruman Raees, Amad Butt, Ashar Zaidi, Saeed Ajmal, Hussain Talat, Umar Siddiq
Quetta Gladiators Squad:
Sarfraz Ahmed (Captain), Kevin Pietersen, Ahmed Shehzad, Anwar Ali, Jason Holder, Luke Wright, Zulfiqar Babar, Umar Gul, Elton Chigumbura, Bilal Asif, Asad Shafiq, Muhammad Nawaz, Saad Nasim, Muhammad Nabi, Akbar ur Rehman, Bismillah Khan, Kumar Sangakkara, Aizaz Cheema, Ramiz Raja jnr
Each team will be allowed to include 4 foreigner players only in the playing eleven.
All the PSL matches will be played in Dubai and Sharjah as security reasons did not permit Pakistan to host its biggest cricket event. However, in an interview last month, the PSL Chairman Najam Sethi expressed the optimism to bring international cricket back into Pakistan.
“We hope to stage the PSL in three years’ time in the country,” Sethi said.
Pakistan Super League (PSL) Fixtures
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